Medication errors occur more frequently than many people would imagine. In fact, they account for nearly a quarter of medical malpractice cases brought in America today. Of these cases, failure to administer the proper dosage is the most common medication error. Many people receive too much or too little of medications that should be life saving.
The results can devastating, often resulting in permanent impairment or death. If your family has been affected, talking to a lawyer at the Tylka Law Firm is a good idea. We can help you understand your rights under the law and your legal options. Together, we will determine a course of action to help you achieve the best possible results, advocating forcefully for you in Texas courts.
Many different medical providers are involved in pharmaceutical errors, including doctors, nurses and pharmacists. However, nurses bear primary responsibility for providing medication and are the medical professionals most frequently charged with malpractice for medication errors.
There are many different factors involved in pharmaceutical errors caused by nurses and other healthcare providers, including:
- Drug overdose
- Dangerous drug combinations
- Failure to monitor dosages
- Failure to administer correct dosages
- Failure to note or respond to allergic reactions
If one of these factors has affected you or a loved one, taking action is critical to protect your rights. We encourage you to speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
Contact a Galveston Pharmaceutical Lawyer
Tylka Law Firm provides free consultations regarding pharmaceutical errors. Contact us online or by phone to speak with an experienced attorney about your situation.